GPS technologies in managing the risks associated with safer walking in people with dementia ‐ a practical perspective

Barbara Dunk (OT Consultant for Assistive Technology, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK)

Journal of Assistive Technologies

ISSN: 1754-9450

Publication date: 7 September 2010

Abstract

Many people with a cognitive impairment are likely to become lost at some stage of their illness; this can cause great distress to individuals and to their relatives. GPS location equipment has become available recently and has been trialled with a number of families. Although the technology itself is not complicated, it introduces a number of problems including battery management, device selection and returning the individual when they have become lost. A process has been developed to simplify these problems. When it is followed, the outcomes have been positive for all stakeholders.

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Dunk, B., Longman, B. and Newton, L. (2010), "GPS technologies in managing the risks associated with safer walking in people with dementia ‐ a practical perspective", Journal of Assistive Technologies, Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 4-8. https://doi.org/10.5042/jat.2010.0483

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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